Plantain Curry

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Last Updated on April 10, 2018 by Chef Mireille

Blogging Marathon #26
Theme: One Ingredient from Three Cookbooks

For today’s recipe, I am using a cookbook I have never used before.  I received it as a gift several years ago – I think from one of my aunts but to be quite honest, I can’t really remember who exactly. Since none of them read this blog, I don’t think I’ll offend anyone. The book is called Essential Caribbean and it includes recipes from throughout the Caribbean diaspora.  This recipe is from the island of Bermuda.

Such a variety of ingredients including eggs and apple had me a little wary, but I was game.  The original recipe actually called for green banana (unripened banana) – what we call fig in the Caribbean.  I’ve never been a fan of green banana, so I substituted green plantain and made a few other minor changes.

Plantain Curry

Serves 6-8
2 tablespoons oil
2 onions, chopped
3 tablespoons golden raisins
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 ounces all purpose flour
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups  water
4 green plantains, sliced
4 hard boiled eggs, quartered

Heat oil .  Add onions and saute until translucent.  Add raisins, apple and salt.  Stir in flour and curry powder.  Cook, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and slowly add in the coconut milk and water a little at a time, stirring constantly until thoroughly incorporated.
Add the plantain and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until plantains are thoroughly cooked.  Add the eggs and cook 1-2 minutes, until heated through.

Serve with rice and mango chutney or pineapple chutney.

Bermuda Curry

Update: Linking to Simply Food‘s Flavours of Caribbean hosted by The Spicy Pear

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  1. Mir, the texture of the curry is simply superb and can almost taste it with the way you have clicked the picture. Glad you picked plantain as your core ingredient, looks delicious

  2. Gosh the list of ingredients is really so varied! apples and raisins and finally boiled eggs..I guess it's ok if you forget who gifted you..:)..I am sure the aunt will be glad you finally tried and used the book..

  3. That's another very interesting recipe with plantains.. Apples, raisins and boiled eggs sound very unusual in a curry, but the final product looks delicious.

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